"Nieuwe Paskaart van de Noord Bodem. Beginnende aen de Oost Zyde van Abo tot Torne en aen de Westkant...", Keulen, Johannes van
Subject: Gulf of Bothnia
Period: 1728 (circa)
Publication: [Gedrukr tot Amsterdam by Johannes van Keulen...]
Color: Black & White
23.1 x 19.9 inches
58.7 x 50.5 cm
This intricately engraved chart focuses on the Gulf of Bothnia. The gulf is filled with rhumb lines, soundings, hazards, hundreds of tiny islands, and a single ship. A plethora of place names appear along Finland and Sweden's coasts along with some topographical detail. Seven coats-of-arms are illustrated as well. North is oriented to the right by compass roses topped with fleurs-de-lis. There are two cartouches, one for the distance scales at bottom left and a more elaborate one for the title at top right with various martial and allegorical figures around a sumptuous coat-of-arms.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) M.KEU-3b #17.
A dark impression on a watermarked sheet (E. V. Oorspronk) with a faint damp stain at bottom left, light printer's ink residue, and a printer's crease at bottom.